Caesar’s Cove Pool (Formerly Venus Pool) – Review

  • IN A NUTSHELL: Cove Pool, formerly Venus Pool, the original topless pool in Vegas, is tops-required as of May 30, 2019 (a terrible loss).  It's still a beautiful pool, but instead of one of the best of the laid-back European-style topless pools, it's now just another loud Vegas party pool.
  • Cove Pool Club (formerly Venus Pool)
  • 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
  • PHONE: (702) 650-5944; (800) 634-6001
  • HOURS: Seasonal; 9 am – 6 pm, or later
  • MINIMUM AGE: 21
  • COVER CHARGE: Note: 2019 prices are still in flux.*
  • AMENITIES: Full bar, food, cabanas, day beds, and massages
  • CATEGORY: European/American-style topless (Topless policy may not be fully settled for 2019)
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Cove Pool, formerly Venus Pool, the original topless pool in Vegas, is tops-required as of May 30, 2019 (a terrible loss).  It’s still a beautiful pool, but instead of one of the best of the laid-back European-style topless pools, it’s now just another loud Vegas party pool.

This is the kind of tragedy you get when Vegas casinos get taken over by finance guys.

Harrah’s, renamed Caesar’s, spun off Caesar’s to Vici Properties (same owners) in October 2017 after a big money-laundering bust.  Vici promptly leased the property back to Harrah’s/Caesar’s.

Then Harrah’s/Caesar’s leased the Venus pool to a Dubai company, Cove Beach. Cove Beach hired another Dubai company, LIVIT Hospitality, to actually operate the pool.  Apparently, Dubai party-pool companies don’t appreciate bare titties.

There are so many executives with fingers in this mess that I don’t even know which one complaints should be sent to.

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Deck lounges in both the sun and shade and umbrella lounges are available. A menu of simple food—sandwiches, wraps, salads, etc.—has items in the $10 to $20 range.
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16 Responses to “Caesar’s Cove Pool (Formerly Venus Pool) – Review”

  1. Erik d

    Any update on this, I’m going in July and this is usually my first stop in Vegas but that could change? Also what’s with all the chatter about bare not being topless friendly anymore?

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    • Arnold Snyder

      Eric, Bare has returned to top-optional. I know, I know, it was tops required earlier this spring but everyone complained and it was top-optional for Memorial Day weekend. Women must wear a top to the ladies room.

      Having said that, people are so confused about the pool policy that you may not actually see any bare titties.

      Cove Pool, as of May 30, is no longer top-optional. But they’ve been getting complaints about requiring tops. I’m giving it one more week before I update my review.

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      • Brian and Christine

        Who do we complain to? We have emailed them to express our disappointment. This was an aspect of being a Caesars/Total Rewards Diamond Member that we enjoyed, heading over to the Venus Pool, getting a pitcher of Margaritas, and having topless fun. We liked the Venus Pool, because it was fun, the music wasn’t too obnoxious, and the food was pretty good. Just ridiculous!

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        • Arnold Snyder

          Brian and Christine, Harrah’s, renamed Caesar’s, spun off Caesar’s to Vici Properties in October 2017, which promptly leased the property back to Harrah’s/Caesar’s.

          Then Harrah’s/Caesar’s leased the Venus pool to a Dubai company, Cove Beach. They hired another Dubai company, LIVIT Hospitality, to actually operate the pool.

          So, there are so many executives with fingers in this pool that I don’t even know which one complaints should be sent to.

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      • Nick

        They have changed the website to reflect that the pool is no longer topless. As a local I can attest that this was the best topless pool in Vegas for those wanting a laid back atmosphere. It is now a typical loud party pool.

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      • BigDaddy

        Any update on the Venus Pool sir? Heading there next week and hoping things went back to normal

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  2. Erik d.

    Rip to Venus pool, my favorite place ever in Las Vegas, was amazing place to sit around and drink daiquiris in a laid back environment with some fine looking “tittles” hanging around for some ball games. This leaves a big hole in Vegas because it was the one pool I knew I could go to any day and get in for free based on a chair and a required food and drink tab I would have made anyway. Wish I knew where to complain.

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    • Arnold Snyder

      Erik, the pools at Encore and Wynn are very similar to the Venus pool of the past. Only problem is the only official way to get in if you’re not a hotel guest is to rent a cabana. Haven’t checked yet this year, but that’s been the policy in the past.

      If you like espionage and want to try out these pools without being a guest, get a player’s card at Wynn or Encore. Show up at the pool in your bathing suit and flip-flops and flash the player’s card at the pool entrance. It looks enough like a room key that if you’re dressed like you’re coming directly from your hotel room and you have that Wynn attitude, you’ll get right in. Again, haven’t checked yet this year to make sure the player’s cards still look like the room keys.

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      • Ken

        Last I was told, the Encore European Pool is now called the Encore Adult Pool and is no longer allowing topless. This was relayed to me by a friend who went in 2018 and I confirmed with an email to the Encore at that time. It is a shame as this was my favorite pool in Vegas. This still shows on your website as tops optional, so I’m hoping you know something I don’t.

        As of now, the Wynn European Pool (formerly Sunset Pool) still allows topless women.

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        • Arnold Snyder

          Ken, my friend Anthony Curtis at Las Vegas Advisor checked on Encore’s topless pool in May this year and said it was topless like Wynn’s Sunset Pool.

          But I just checked and it’s definitely tops required as of now. Thanks for the heads up. I’ll update the pool review.

          I guess we should be grateful Wynn still has a topless pool, with so many hotels getting puritanical this year.

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  3. Brian and Christine

    With Labor Day 2019 come and gone, I noticed the Cove Pool Information was removed from the Venus Pool Club page on Caesars’ website. Thank goodness! Maybe those in charge will see the light and loose those tops for the balance of the summer. We had 2 fun days at Bare Pool for Labor Day weekend, but just not the same as Venus Pool last summer. We have one more weekend in Vegas this month, so here is hoping.

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  4. Davehat

    It’s now 2020 and Venus Pool is advertised as 21+ but No mention about “European style bathing” so does that mean it’s still tops-required?

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